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's disgraceful. >> it's disgraceful that the obama administration first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks. >> justice will be done. >> team romney has -- >> we shouldn't be on an apology tour. >> the original statements by the cairo embassy were long before. >> six hours before these protests even started. >> it suggests a level of desperation. >> the desperate reach by mitt romney. >> that makes him look a little bit out of touch. >> contracts and tone deaf. >> how did mitt romney get into this mess? >> he needs to be severely aggressive. >> the first response to the united states must be outrage. >> be very aggressive. >> well he aggressively shot himself in the foot. >> do not seem crass. >> he has a tendency to shoot first and aim later. >>> today, mitt romney started a media controversy and media backlash for comments he made on the attack at the embassy in libya that killed four americans. obama said this moments ago in nevada. >> as for the ones we lost last night, i want to assure you we will bring their
. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> kimberly: president obama made his way to new york city this afternoon for the united nations general assembly. world leaders are gathering but the president is not going to meet privately with any of them. so far he turned down a meeting with israel prime minister this week to talk about stopping iran. but what does mr. obama have time to do while he is here? at this very moment he's wrapping up an interview with the lovely ladies of "the view." priorities, priorities, priorities. what do you think about this? right call? >> eric: right about now, he is being asked hard hitting question, like what is your favorite color or favorite food. >> dana: favorite app. >> eric: perhaps. ridiculous. so many bad things going non-world, especially in light of what is going on in the middle east, the fact he took the first trip after the big problem in benghazi, took a trip to vegas told where you say he is with this. >> kimberly: he needs to raise money. that is why he went to vegas. >> bob: keep in mind this is a presidential campaign season. less than 50 days lef
of what's being used to defeat president obama. newt gingrich. what if obama is so outside our comprehension that only if you understand kenyon anti-colonial behavior can you begin to piece together his actions. and -- >> i would like to have him show his birth certificate, because if he can't, then he has pulled one of the great cons in the history of politics. >> and -- >> i wish this president would love how to be an american. >> and -- >> no one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. >> and this rank twees, obama sympathizes with attackers in egypt. and then last night -- >> he's not a real president. >> tonight on "hardball" we show you the true ugly campaign being run against the president. even in the face of this ugly attack, there are two big new poll numbers running in his direction. we give them to you tonight. let's check the hardball scoreboard. according to a "new york times"/cbs/quinnipiac poll, obama leads romney by ten points. down in florida, the president's lead in the poll is nine, 53-44. the president looks to be opening up a big lead now, even in the fa
some guy president of the united states? is it. there's a reason obama got a bounce and romney did a thud. one guy people really love in charlotte giving the speeches of their lives, bill and michelle and deval patrick and castro. remember what romney got? chris christie up there giving testimonials to themselves. they barely got around to paying for their supper they were so full of themselves. romney has had two chippies going over to get acquainted with the brits and going to tampa to get the kudos. in both cases he ended up laying more eggs than the easter bunny but people like the easter bu y bunny. joining me is howard fineman and jim vandehei. it seems to me what happened the last two weeks was patently obvious. within convention worked, one didn't. one was sweet, one was sour. one you felt the vibes of happiness. the other one was you felt something but it was usually hatred of the president. >> yeah. well, chris, i spent every evening on the floor of the convention at both conventions, and at the republican convention there was a dutiful feel to it, and as you said, a lot
, president obama spoke out about all of this on the campaign trail today. >>> people around the world, i want people to hear me, to all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. it will not dim the light of the values that we proudly present to the rest of the world. no act of violence shakes the resolve of the united states of america. >> secretary of state, hillary clinton, tonight paid tribute to the two security personnel killed alongside ambassador chris stevens. tyrone wood and glen dougherty. she said, this violence should shock people of all faiths and traditions. people of conscience and good will every we are must stand together against violence, hate and division. we have two reporters covering this story for us. arwa damon is in tripoli. ben wedeman is in cairo. let me go to arwa. you are in benghazi for us right now. what's the scene like there? >> well, everyone we have been speaking to and i literally just landed here two hours ago, is incredibly distraught of what took place. they are in utter shock and want to make clear how anguished they are over what
both to president obama and mitt romney campaigning there this afternoon. and there's more of a backdrop than just the early autumn trees. a brand new quinnipiac/cbs "new york times" poll has the president a full ten points ahead of romney in ohio. 53% to 43%. let's begin with cnn white house correspondent dan lothian. >> reporter: joe, even though a new poll shows the president with a double digit lead in ohio, mr. obama continues to push hard in the state. it's a huge priority for the campaign according to a top aide. by our count the president has visited ohio at least 13 times so far this year. this time ahead of early voting, which by the way begins next tuesday. now, today the president was again selling his policies and his record in a state he says has benefitted from the auto bailout. he talked about the thousands of jobs created but also hit china and went after his gop opponent. >> he's been talking tough on china. he says he's going to take the fight to them. he's going to go after these cheaters. and i've got to admit, that message is better than what he's actu
interrogation program that tracked down osama bin laden. he'll tell us what he saw as president obama spikes the football. we 6 bad news for team obama in the wake of the dnc. according to the polling group, the president received no post convention bump in the battle state of north carolina. he leads romney by 1 percentage pointed there, well within the margin of error. keep in mind this is one of key southern states that obama carried in 2008. romney is if striking distance. gallup has leading the challenger by 5 points but reports serious questions are now being raised about the gallup's organization credibility and what too know about the survey and look with a skeptical eye. former clinton advisor, dick morris. how are you? this is interesting. the justice department joined in an investigation into gullup after david axelrod accused them 6 using out of dated sampling methods. >> it was an lawsuit. a guy that worked on the obama campaign staff worked with gallup. after a year he blew the whistle and overcharged the federal government for the polling for the government. he sued them. the
is flailing on the stump and they are getting slammed in the polls. tonight richard wolf on the obama bounce and the romney collapse. >>> former reagan budget director david stockman on romney's tax loophole train wreck. >>> and jan schakowsky on romney's preexisting problems with obama care. >>> and the national media is portraying chicago's striking teachers as overpaid and greedy. >> chicago teachers are the best paid of any school district in the country. >> the average chicago teacher makes about $76,000 a year. >> nearly four times higher than what the average american receives. >> we'll tell you what the chicago teacher strike is all about. >> good to have you with us. thanks for watching. the romney campaign says that the 2012 election will follow a similar pattern to the election of 1980. they compare mitt romney to the republican challenger ronald reagan who came from behind in the polls to defeat a democratic president. now the romney team was banking on a bounce like ronald reagan got after the republican national convention. the chairman predicted a significant post convention b
remarks from democrats and even some republicans feel was a major mistake. accusing president obama of making americans dependent on government. also, giving a chance to hit back. president obama holds his fire. we're digging into what his strategy might be. and just off the assembly line our brand new poll from one of the states that potentially could decide the presidential election. john king is on the ground in michigan with the latest numbers. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the brand new counteroffensive mitt romney's launching only 48 days before the presidential election. instead of trying to explain away his secretly videotaped complaint that the 47% of u.s. voters who support president obama are dependent on government, romney's trying to turn the controversy to his political advantage. our national political correspondent jim acosta is covering romney's latest stop in atlanta. >> reporter: wolf, mitt romney is now owning his message that too many americans are dependent on the government. he's trying to parlay a gift he received from th
much. happening now, a speech to the world. president obama at the united nations goes in depth on the turmoil in the middle east. also, mitt romney talking aid, trade and more drilling down on foreign policy. we're going to hear what he's saying. and the news many homeowners have been waiting for years to hear. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a brief break from the verbal sparring, the white house race. president obama stepped back in the global spotlight in new york today addressing the united nations assembly. he spoke at length about the turmoil in the middle east touting diplomacy and coalition building as the solution to the crisis to the region that's been vexing his administration. jessica yellin is traling with the president in new york. jessica, give us an update. what did the president say? >> reporter: wolf, when the president spoke here he had two major audiences, a global audience and a domestic audience. voters listening now to foreign policy issues with a new ear and a new eye after this violence in libya. and the president addressing it all
, not so great greg gutfeld. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> dana: nearly ten days after -- ♪ ♪ >> dana: obama is finally admitting what seemed obvious at the time, it was a premedicated act of terror. while the investigation is ongoing, it appears there are al-qaeda connections. last week, the administration insisted the attack was a spontaneous reaction to a youtube video. but today, secretary clinton said it was indeed terrorism. here is a look at the various explanations from the administration about what happened. >> the best information and best defense we have today, in fact this was not a preplanned,be premeditated attack. >> self-evident that what happened in benghazi was a terrorist attack. >> we're still doing an investigation. there will be different circumstances with different countries. i don't want to speak to something until we have the information. what we do now is that the natural protests that arose because of the operation and video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they could harm u.s. interest. >> what happened in benghazi is a terrorist attack. we will not
cannot decide between mitt romney and barack obama who gets the credit for killing bin laden or they don't know or they definitely know it was mitt romney who did it. what is wrong with the republican party in these states? these are the might fought over states in the country. big majorities of republicans who think maybe it was mitt romney who killed bin laden. you can look at those numbers in the despair or you can conclude that the people who answer poll ster's questions are just being sarcastic. please let that be the truth. please tell me you are kidding. now it's time for "the last word" with lawrence o'donnell. have a great night. >>> bill clinton says the republicans aren't so good at arithmetic. but tonight the arithmetic that the romney/ryan team does understand is that they are losing. >> there are 57 days to go until election day. >> just 57 days to go. >> we are eight weeks away from the general election. >> barack obama is back on top this morning. >> we're getting back to basics. >> obama is ahead in pretty much every poll. >> the poll in key toss-up states is
and barack obama who gets the credit for killing bin laden or they don't know or they definitely know it was mitt romney who did it. what is wrong with the republican party in these states? these are the might fought over states in the country. big majorities of republicans >>> bill clinton says the republicans aren't so good at arithmetic. but tonight the arithmetic that the romney/ryan team does understand is that they are losing. >> there are 57 days to go until election day. >> just 57 days to go. >> we are eight weeks away from the general election. >> barack obama is back on top this morning. >> we're getting back to basics. >> obama is ahead in pretty much every poll. >> the poll in key toss-up states is making the romney campaign nervous. >> president obama with a seven point lead in ohio. >> the critical 18 votes. >> you voted for defense cuts and now you're criticizing the president for those same defense cuts. >> one mistake after another. >> no, nor ra. i voted for the budget control act. >> those weekend interviews. >> refusing to be specific. >> the specifics are these.
obama was apologizing for america in the wake of the tragedy in libya. but here's what happened as he began to address the subject. >> we're thinking about the families and those he left behind. >> why are you poll lit advertising libya? it's a question that many is beginning to ask the question and want answered. it's now been two days since his first disgraceful criticism of this country's response to the violent attacks that left four dead. today a launch checker was flat out wrong. here are the headlines. romney misstates facts, romney gets it backward. fact checker says no to romney. apology claims. let's be clear. governor romney claims the obama administration apologized for american values after u.s. embassies were attacked. this is not true. and the president agrees. >> it appears that governor romney doesn't have his facts right. >> criticism of the president in moments when americans are under attack is no time for politics and to have the facts wrong just compounds the wrong. so knowing this, why wouldn't he correct the record? why won't he admit the mistake? because it fi
. is that what president obama calls it? and now could that bump in the road turn into a major roadblock for president obama's campaign? republicans tearing into the president for downplaying the violence in the middle east. in a tv interview last night president obama referring to the recent outbreaks of anti-american violence as "bumps in the road." >> have recent events in the middle east given you any pause about your support for the governments that have come to power following the arab spring? >> well, i said even at the time that this is going to be a rocky path. the question presumes that somehow we could have stopped this wave of change. i think it was absolutely the right thing for us to do to align ourselves with democracy, universal rights, a notion that people have to be able to participate in their own governance, but i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road. >> bumps in the road? we had an ambassador assassinated. we had a muslim brotherhood elect a member elected to the presidency of egypt, 20,000 people have been
. and this is not a fact that is lost on our president mr. obama stumping there yesterday. >> i still believe in you. and if you keep on believing in me, i want you to register to vote by october 9th. i want you to start voting next tuesday, october 2nd. >> so paul steinhauser joins me now from washington, d.c. paul, let's go right back to iowa. everything begins in iowa. and we've got a recent poll that shows president obama has a seven point lead in iowa. so here's the guess. he wants to gets a many early votes in the bank in that state as possible and then move on with his person and his money. >> exactly. everybody knows iowa's that first state that votes in the primary and you caucus calendar and it's family us for that. it was the state that gave president obama -- senator obama his first victory. and he won iowa four years ago in the general election, considered a battleground state. both campaigns really going after it. four years ago goi, 545,000 iowans cast ballots early. and that was almost double what they did eight years prior. so early voting is important in iowa as it is in a bunch of
for politics. >> obama commands, romney complains. >> romney didn't seem to understand any of the dynamics. >> why won't he admit the mistake? >> the administration sent mixed signals. >> i don't think it's playing well anywhere except the base. >> the trifecta of campaign missteps. >> a lot of negative 'attention in the last 48 hours. >> backlash from some even in his own party. several stepped up to criticize mitt romney's reaction. >> a lot of jittery republican this is week. >> romney looked weak today. >> the velvet hammer. >> he looks like richard nixon. >> i'm not a crook. i've earned everything i've got. >> richard nixon's too liberal for these people. >> if you want to know my position on issues, ask me and i'll tell you. >>> with 54 days until election day, the campaign is focused on this. you are looking at live video from cairo where scattered protests have continued throughout the night outside the u.s. embassy. today, anti-u.s. protests spread to sudan, iran, iraq and most violently two yemen where several thousand protesters gathered outside the u.s. embassy. some breached t
. president obama was talking to a wealthy group of supporters, talking about the other america, the one that obama was serving when he dumped the work requirement for welfare. what does it tell us that romney not only runs tv ads but uses it to back up his wealthy contributors? the poor of this country are just freeloaders off society, the bulk of the political support is made up of such freeloaders? david corn is author of "showdown" which comes out tomorrow and joan walsh is author of "what's the matter with white people." let's watch, listen, and decide. >> all anybody said was, don't worry how do we convince everybody that they have to take care of themselves? >> well, 47% who are with him, who are dependent and entitled to health care, food, you name it and they will vote for this president no matter what and the president starts off with 48, 49 -- he starts off with a huge number. these are people who pay no income tax. 47% of americans pay no income tax. so our message of low taxes doesn't connect. he'll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. that's what they sell ever
's something important like football, well, look for the union label, america. barack obama and mitt romney and paul ryan have all seen fit to weigh in on this one football game from monday, on the referees issue. all three men saying that the green bay packers deserve to win that game. the packers got robbed. so even as the packers' agony crossed over into national politics this week, i still have to say that it remains true that the single west political green bay packers moment in history, the best moment of all time in the overlap that exists between the green bay packers and politics is still this moment. >> there are 30 teams, but only one packer organization, and that is the greatest football organization ever in america's history. there are only 187 days before training camp. and 360 days before we go back to miami! whereas the packers are america's real team, and we'll always be winners in the hearts and minds of the people of wisconsin, therefore i, tommy thompson, governor of the great state of wisconsin, do hereby proclaim january 27th, 1998, all over wisconsin, green bay packer
the election and a new poll showing president obama leading mitt romney by five points, la ra ingram refused to participate in a republican battle against the polls. >> i will say that if the romney campaign's numbers were different all of them fox included if they had a different read than the polls in the swing states you would really hear a romney ryan push back against the overall numbers in those battleground states. you don't hear that. i don't think they are happy about it. but i think they believe they are running behind and you are seeing some tweaks to the romney campaign >> today iowa game the first swing state to start the voting for the president of the united states. the polls he showed president obama up eight points in that state. now suffolk university poll shows the president at 46%. the president remind ed what wa said. >> i have always said that change takes more than one term or more than one president. it takes more than one party. i can't happen if you write out half the nation before you take office. >> i don't know how many of you out there will be voting for me. but
both mitt romney and president obama haveeen campaigning i the same battlegroun state. this time it's virginia where both men targeted the same group of voters. let's walk over to cnn's naon political correspondent jim acosta who's been out on the campaign trail wahingt' going . another dramatic da. virginia, virginia, virginia. pretty important place. >> that's right. a rare visit to washington for me. but it's good to be home, wolf. all politics is local. so it was no surprise to hear both candidates hit on national security themes today in their speeches in virginia. but the state is much bigger than that. it's really a republican firewall for mitt romney. in battleground virginia, both president obama and mitt romney pulled out the heavy artillery before a group of veterans, romney slammed the president for the massive defense cuts part of the fiscal cliff coming at the end of the year. >> it is still a troubled and dangerous world. and the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion dollars over this decade is unthinkable. and devastating. and when i become president
changes. they're going to have to go ideological. they cannot continue on this obama mr. nice guy. they just can't do it. it isn't going to work. i'm not saying go out and say obama is a bad guy. the but he's got to be tied to this economy. his policies, his ideas, his ideology. liberalism is still a dirty word in this country. use it. >> how worried do they look? the editor in chief of the conservative news max website writes, the romney campaign has been poorly managed. they haven't staged their candidate well and their messaging has been int tecohere nicely. the wall street journal writes, mr. romney's preexisting political calculation seems to be he can win the election without having to explain the economic moment or even his own policies. with 56 days until the presidential election, today in florida bill clinton made this case for a second obama term. >> the test is not whether you think everything's honky dorry. if that were the test, the president would vote against himself. he says that everything is not honky dory. he knows what the problems are. the test is whether he'
. >>> thanks very much. happening now, president obama on this day he has some time to raise money in person, but only time for a phone call with israel's leader. more criticism coming in. we're also looking at the obama administration's evolving attempts to explain who's responsible for the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. is the confusion becoming a political liability? and mitt romney says he has a little secret. you're going to hear him predict he'll win a state most experts think is safely in president obama's column. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we're down to just 39 days until the presidential election. in about 20 minutes the president begins a series of fundraisers right here in washington. those are the only public events on his calendar today. yet this is the same day the president didn't have time for a face-to-face meeting with the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who's in new york. instead they spoke by phone. here's cnn's white house correspondent dan lothian. dan. >> reporter: wolf, the white house always stresses that the presid
as fast and furious and the one that has been dogging the obama administration since last year. there is a long awaited report due out by the justice department, the inspector general in fact, and it may be released some time today. you will recall that the botched investigation was supposed to monitor the head honchos invo e involved in illegal gun running to mexico, but it is also being blamed for contributing to crimes, and not stopping them, and also been linked to the killing of a u.s. border agent. the republican-controlled house voted to hold attorney general eric holder in contempt of congress for failing to turn over documents that were related to the case. holder did turn over thousands, but there were many that were not turned over as well. joe johns is monitoring the developments in washington. so the inspector jep ral's report is an autonomous report, autonomous group, and they also as i understand, joe, they have access to some of the legal documents that here to for the american public has not seen? >> that is my understanding they have had access to the documen
john mccain and barack obama, which was this date four years ago, the focus was the war. in fact, both wars. >> do you, senator mccain, much has been said about the lessons of vietnam. what do you see as the lessons of iraq? >> i think the lessons of iraq are very clear that you cannot have a failed strategy. thanks to this great general david pa trm pa tray yous, they succeeding and winning in iraq. >> whether we should have gone into the war in the first place. six years ago i stood up and opposed this war. we hadn't finished the job in afghanistan. we hadn't caught bin laden. we hadn't put al qaeda to rest. and as a consequence, i thought that it was going to be a distraction. now, senator mccain and president bush had a very different judgment. >> so that was this date, 40 days out from the election in '08 and 40 days out from the election in '04. in '04 the campaign was consumed with the debate over at least one of our wars. 40 days out from the election in '08, in the midst of the financial meltdown the campaign was consumed with both of the wars. now it's 2012 and we're 40 days
of battleground states attacking president obama for calling the latest setbacks in the middle east bumps in the road. >>> the president is focusing in on world peace as he prepares to address the united nations. he's also making time to woo women voters. >>> and a tv first, u.s. marines are giving new details about one of the costliest attacks on u.s. airpower in decades. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> with only 43 days to go until the presidential election, mitt romney is starting to zero in on a handful of battleground states that will decide this election. one of those states is colorado, where romney just wrapped up a rally at the pueblo airport. our national political correspondent jim acosta is standing by live. jim, what happened? >> reporter: wolf, with the calendar shrinking and the debates fast approaching, mitt romney is starting to barnstorm through crucial swing states like here in colorado. he knows he has serious ground to make up. today he tried to do just that on the subject of foreign policy. it's not debate time yet, but mitt romney was looking f
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